#1
I'm gonna be traveling to the states in about a month. I know that the TSA does random checks on baggage but I'm trying to figure out how to make my hard case work with a TSA lock.

Has anyone else had experience of bringing guitars to the states?
Cause I heard that if they randomly check your bag and it's not a TSA lock, they'll just bust the lock open to check inside.

EDIT: For my electric.
ESP LTD M-100FM Tone Zone (B)/Breed Neck (N) w/ Coil Splits
Fender Electro-Acoustic
Line6 Studio UX2
BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay/DS-1 Distortion Robert Keeley ULTRA Mod
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby Slash Wah
Last edited by Esparko at Aug 22, 2010,
#3
i've carried mine and it worked just fine. i've also checked it without any locks on it and it did just fine.
#4
I'm going from Manila to San Francisco using Cathay Pacific, I have a stop over in Hong Kong.
I checked their site on musical instruments and mine doesn't fit the specifications, it's too long for the cabin.

I was thinking of just wrapping the case with a TSA strap thing, looping it through the handle so it can't wiggle sideways.
ESP LTD M-100FM Tone Zone (B)/Breed Neck (N) w/ Coil Splits
Fender Electro-Acoustic
Line6 Studio UX2
BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay/DS-1 Distortion Robert Keeley ULTRA Mod
Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
Dunlop SW-95 Crybaby Slash Wah
#5
If you want to check a guitar then buy a flight case. A regular hard case may not be sturdy enough to survive American baggage handlers. Those guys are called “throwers” for a reason—they have a sleazy union that allows them to throw your shit around however they feel like, destroy it for fun, and not be fired for doing so.